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Profit Warning

An informal announcement by a publicly-traded company that its earnings for a given quarter or year will be less than expected. This is done to price out the company's share price and avoid a sell-off or other volatility when the earnings are actually announced.
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The explicit performative verb 'warns' (what is said) carries an unmistakable illocutionary force of 'warning' thereby setting the context for the proposition contained in the complement.
PEMRA has warned the management of Dharti TV to immediately stop the broadcasting of these advertisements and is also warned that in case of repeated violation, the Authority will proceed to take appropriate legal action against the channel.
It has warned lightning may cause an additional hazard and commuters could face disruption to travel.
Some labels don't make it into the competition, such as those that warn users to keep the product away from children.
It is contended that the identification and assessment of threats are the essence of intelligence, and that intelligence should warn the state and society about actual or potential threats, risks, hostilities, dangers and crises that may affect national security interests.
The Department of State continues to strongly warn U.S.
Bottle water label warns: Twist top off with hands.
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In California, workers' comp has a combined ratio of 140 so far this year and may reach as high as 160 by year end, Warns said.
Conlon, "Researcher Warns Against Heavy Drinking By Pregnant Women," UPI, 9 September 1981, LNOS.
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